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Website & iPhone App

Empedia helps people enjoy and explore the East Midlands' rich culture and heritage. Local groups and individuals can create and publish interactive guides to the places they care about, and use those created by others to explore the region in new ways.

This growing collection of online maps, audio tours, video and interactive guides is available for you to access and play while you are out and about, via the Empedia website or iPhone App. If you're interested in creating a free guide of your own, please contact us and we will get you up and running.

Empedia is suitable for cultural trails in towns, cities or remote rural locations and for exhibition guides indoors or out and is used by various cultural organisations, it offers an effective way to develop guides and help websites come alive. The Empedia Player can be embedded on any website making the guides easily accessible.

The beta version of the Empedia platform was funded by Renaissance East Midlands and we are now working in our own time on the full version.


  • Pre-load content – Access selected guides via Wi-Fi connection for enhanced playback even in remote locations where mobile signals are poor or non-existent. You can listen to audio, play video, view maps and pictures, whenever you like, wherever you like.
  • Built-in QR Code Reader – Use the built in QR Code scanner to activate information about your location, exhibits and the things around you. QR Codes printed from the desktop version of Empedia add a new dimension to signage, interpretation boards, exhibition panels and leaflets.
  • Locative Media – In an Easy-to-use Package – Empedia guides can be displayed in 'map view' or 'list view' in landscape or portrait mode and you can see at a glance which guides are preloaded, partially loaded or will play directly over the mobile or Wifi network. You can even find directions to your selected cultural attractions using the built-in Google Map function (requires 3G network)
  • Compatibility – Empedia Mobile Player for iPhone is compatible with iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, 5, 5c, 5s, iPod touch and it's available as a free download. Empedia Mobile Player for iPhone can be installed on iPad, however the desktop version is optimised for iPad display, so you can actually choose between the two versions


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